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CLIP: Life and Legacy of John Glenn


AIR DATE: Friday, December 9, 2016
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A brief look at the life and legacy of John Glenn who became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962.

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KEYWORDS: Astronaut, John Glenn, NASA, Space, Mission, Orbit, Aviation